Frozen Lime Daiquiri

Frozen Daiquiri Cocktails
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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

The daiquiri is an extremely popular tropical cocktail and it comes in many fruity forms. When you're looking for a simple, delicious blended treat, give the frozen lime daiquiri a try. It's easy to blend up and the ultimate way to cool down on a hot summer day.

This recipe is very basic and it should be adapted to your taste. Unlike the original shaken lime daiquiri, the ice used in the blended version can make it a little dull, so that ingredient's reduced and triple sec is added for dimension. Consider using an aged rum and dark sugar in your simple syrup as well. When paired with fresh lime juice, it creates a drink that is as intriguing as it is cooling.

As in any daiquiri and margarita recipe, there is potential to add even more flavor. With a little extra fruit or liquor, you can transform this recipe into an entirely new experience. Have fun with what you toss in the blender and enjoy your experiments!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup ​ice
  • 2 ounces ​rum (aged or gold)
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1 1/2 ounces lime juice (fresh)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Garnish: ​lime wedge

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a blender, add the ice, rum, triple sec, lime juice, and simple syrup.

  3. Pour into a chilled collins glass.

  4. Garnish with a lime wedge.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • One cup of ice is 5 or 6 average-sized cubes; use just 3 or 4 for this recipe. Once blended, if you want to thicken the cocktail, add an ice cube or two and blend again. If it's too thick, add a little more lime juice.
  • While white rum may be a good choice for a full-flavored strawberry daiquiri, a lime daiquiri needs a little more dimension. This is the perfect time to use your favorite gold or aged rum. For even more flavor, consider a spiced or flavored rum.
  • To add even more depth, use raw sugar (e.g., turbinado or demerara) instead of white sugar in the simple syrup recipe.
  • Since lime is the featured ingredient, fresh lime juice really is best in this recipe. The average lime yields 1/2 ounce to 1 ounce; you can simply squeeze two whole limes into the blender.

Recipe Variations

  • This recipe is the basis for a whole variety of frozen daiquiris and almost any fruit will complement the lime. Pineapple or strawberry rum add instant intrigue. You can also infuse herbs like rosemary, lavender, or mint into a syrup or the rum for even more dimension.
  • Another option is to add a liqueur. Taking a hint from the Hemingway daiquiri, a shot of maraschino is a nice boost and creates what is sometimes called a Floridita daiquiri.
  • For a big change in flavor, add your favorite fresh fruits to the blender. The banana daiquiri is a perfect example. Simply cut the fruit into chunks for easier blending and don't be afraid of mixing flavors. Pineapple-kiwi, strawberry-banana, apricot-peach... the combinations are endless.

How Strong Is a Frozen Lime Daiquiri?

As with most frozen cocktails, this is a light drink. With the average rum, its alcohol content will fall in the 12 percent ABV (24 proof) range. It's like drinking a glass of wine, only cooler and fruitier!